Shrove Tuesday Plays

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Must be the elderly shaking hand - at least they are both showing the same time of posting!
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I can remember being St Pancras. Dram Soc must have done "1066" again!
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Angela Woodford wrote:I can remember being St Pancras. Dram Soc must have done "1066" again!

Is that a 'stationary' role, perchance ??

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Pardon me while I have another little burst of reminiscence -'Three little saints who all unwary come from a Roman seminary, freed from from its genius tutelary, three little saints from Rome, three little saints from Rome'!!
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I've only just joined the forum, read this rather late! I remember Richard of Bordeaux. Somewhere in the loft I have a copy with a cast list in it. I'll look it out and if anyone is still intertested, I'll post it. I played Henry. I was Carol Bennett then.

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Shrove Tuesday was always a welcome break from the total tedium of the Spring term. Anything was better than the hated Founder's day Dance. (Oh, but then I remember the conjurer/magician - that was toe-curling)

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I was at CH Hertford from 1955 to 1962 and whilst I don';t remember the conjuror, I do remember the Founder's Day Dance. How bizarre was that! Having to fill up your dance programme as though you were at a society ball! Ballroom Dancing with other girl s(when all we wanted to do was jive) to the music of Miss King on violin accompanied by tea-chest double bass and comb and paper "kazoos" And you were allowed to wear coloured hair ribbons!

Those were the days eh!

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The conjuror was in honour of DR's nth anniversary as Head.

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Welcome Carol. Which Ward/House were you in?

I don't remember Chrissy's conjuror either! I do remember Founders Day Dances, I think they may have finished when the four term year came in.
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OK. This is remarkable. I have found the programme for House Plays in November 1965.
The programme states that the House Acting competition was held in October and the best five went forward for another performance, but I’m not sure for whom we performed.

6’s Quality Street Act 2

Phoebe Throssel ; Ruth McCurry
Susan Throssel Sarah Haslett
Isabella Angela Marsh
Arthur Wellesly Tomson Diane Kimmins
Patty Mary Verge
Capt. Valentine Brown Alexandra Szantyr
William Smith Maureen Flynn
Miss Willoughby Susan Sullivan
Mis Fanny Willoughby Sally Tyrrill
Miss Henrietta Turnbull Josephine McNamara

Producers: Anne-Marie Kelly & Wendy Lee

1’s The Merry Wives of Windsor Act 3, Scene3

Mistress Ford Caroline Scott
Mistress Page Rosalind Muskett
Robin Jane Stephens
Sir John Falstaff Deborah Stone
Master Ford Pauline Barrett
Master Page Elizabeth Richards
Sir Hugh Evans Carole Peach
Caius Catherine Finch

Producer: Deborah Stone

8’s The Rivals Scenes 2 & 3

Sir Anthony Absolute Helen Winter
Captain Absolute Virginia Coles
Faulkland Anne Buddle
Acres Christine Burn
Sir Lucius O’Trigger Claire Walker
David Vivien Wren
Mrs Malaprop Heather Wansey
Lydia Languish Janet Sussex
Julia Elizabeth Scott
Lucy Helen Sylvester

Producer: Susan Bennett

7’s The Taming of the Shrew Act 2, Scene 1

Lucentio Sally Rudkin
Katherine Elizabeth Jeremy
Bianca Margaret Benjamin
Baptista June Cairns
Gremio Joanna Williams
Petruchio Vivien Walker
Hortensio Anne Hayward
Tranio Catherine Bell
Biondello Penelope Evans
Servant Juliane Bennett

Producer: Marilyn Buckler

3’s Androcles and the Lion Prologue and part of Act 2

The Lion Sarah Phillips
Magaera Anna Thorpe
Androcles Christine Barnett
The Emperor Irene Dobison
The Menagerie Keeper Rohan Bolton
The Call Boy Noel Havilland
Lavincia Jeannette Relf
The Handsome Captain Susan Evans
The Emperor’s Bodyguard Rosemary Morgan

Producer: Mary Jane Foakes

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What a find! Interesting that I can see names of 4 of the 6 of us in the Senior VI that term, I did the lights for Quality Street, can't remember how Cott (Susan Cottingham) was involved. The Competition would definitely have to be complete by the end of term!
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Yes, my programme was definitely an official school one. So this was almost certainly a "public" performance rather than part of the competition.

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